Archive for June 10, 2022

Bell Expands Their Fibre Rollout To London Ontario

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 10, 2022 by itnerd

Bell continues to aggressively expand their fibre network rollout by announcing that they will bring all-fibre broadband access to approximately 160,000 additional locations in London by 2026. This expansion will bring speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps and access to Bell services such as Fibe TV to those customers. 

I have to say that both Bell and Telus have really been pushing the accelerator on their fibre rollouts. That in my mind will put them in the position of being the leaders in Internet access in Canada as they will simply have the fastest networks out there, which will attract customers to them and away from the competition such as Rogers. I say that because while Rogers has made some recent announcements, Bell and Telus both have quite the head start. Thus I have difficulty seeing how Rogers can catch up to them in a rapid manner.

TELUS Breaks Ground In Wood Buffalo, Investing $21 Million On PureFibre Network

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 10, 2022 by itnerd

TELUS is beginning construction this summer working with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) to connect several rural communities directly to the TELUS PureFibre network, anticipating that more than 90% of homes and businesses within the footprint will be connected by the end of 2023. TELUS and the RMWB are investing $21 million to complete this network infrastructure, connecting residents and businesses in Anzac, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Conklin Métis, Draper, Fort McKay First Nation, Fort McKay Métis, Fort McMurray First Nation, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier Métis, and Willow Lake Métis directly to gigabit Internet speeds while expanding cellular coverage throughout the region. Through this collaboration, the RMWB is contributing $13.2M to the project, representing one of the single largest partnerships between TELUS and a municipality to expand connectivity. This project is part of TELUS’ investment of $17 billion in network infrastructure, operations, and spectrum across Alberta over the next four years, and commitment to investing $70 billion overall across Canada by 2026. 

A 100 per cent pure fibre-to-the-home network means that every part of the TELUS PureFibre network is built with state-of-the-art fibre optics, right up to the connection point at the home or business, ensuring customers have the fastest most capable network available. With the only true all fibre network in Western Canada, TELUS delivers the best network performance available anywhere in the world, including the fastest upload and download speeds.

These investments build upon TELUS’ continued commitment to bring world-class connectivity to communities across the province, providing the technological backbone for Canada’s economic recovery and strength well into the future. Since 2000, TELUS has invested $220 billion nationally in network infrastructure, operations and spectrum, including more than $55 billion in technology and operations in Alberta. TELUS, its team members and retirees have also invested heavily in communities contributing more than $1.35 million and volunteered more than 9,000 hours in support of charities and community organizations located in Wood Buffalo, including the Wood Buffalo Food Bank.